IYC speaks on report it’s planning to attack military facilities

The Ijaw Youth Council has described an online report alleging its planned attack on military facilities across the Niger Delta region as false.

This was contained in a statement by its spokesman, Ambassador Binebai Princewill, and  made available to newsmen. 

According to the statement in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, on Sunday, the report emanated from the pit of hell, and one taken too far by mischief makers and enemies of the region and Ijaw nation.

It said: “The council would have ignored the said publication but for the times we are in.

“It is very key and important that we clear the air to the Nigerian Military that the IYC has no issue with the military, not to talk of attacking them.”

The council said the false publication, originating from the Facebook Lite page of Officers and Cadets Worldwide, also called on military units to be vigilant and combat-ready.

The IYC recalled it had on March 18, 2024 condemned the dastardly attack that killed 16 military men in Delta State, adding: “We did condemn the gruesome murder in strong terms and its entirety the killing of soldiers on a peace mission to Okuama in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State on March 14, 2024.

“Hence we are wondering where this misleading information is coming from.”

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The council, therefore, warned mischief makers to keep clear of IYC, while urging Nigerians to disseminate only true and credible information to the public.

“In setting the records straight, IYC has a communication channel that is used in passing information for the Ijaw youths across the world and to Nigerians in general,” the statement added.

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